Founded October 27, 1849
Largest city - Eagan
Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.
Courthouse built in 1871, now Hastings City Hall
mkrogman photo 2016
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Apple Valley, Burnsville, Coates, Eagan, Farmington, Hampton, Hastings (part), Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Miesville, New Trier, Northfield (part), Randolph, Rosemount, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, Vermillion, West St. Paul
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(Once all land of a township is annexed by towns and cities, township government ceases to exist).
OBITS: James Akers, Eli H. Auge
KAPOSIA: 1849-Raw Fish Dance, 1849-School
PEOPLE: Peter Nelson
CHURCHES: 1866-New O. S. Church
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1870 Siberian Crab Apple
OFFICIALS: News-J. C. Edwards
NEWS-BUSINESSES: Greenburg & Fitch, D. E. Syme
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: Mr. Newman, Mr. J. M. Stoddard
BIOS: A. D. Countryman, L. A. Countryman, A. Schoepp, G. B. Schoepp, H. J. Schoepp
FAMILIES: Day Generations
SCHOOLS: Students-John F. McGroarty
OBITS: Nellie Ames submitted by Robin Line
KAPOSIA: News-1850-Kaposia Wood
TOWNS: Eureka Post Office
OFFICIALS: Rosters-1868 County Officials
OBITS: Miss Corbelle, Job Ninayppte
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1877-Hastings Sporting Club
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: Mr. Densmore
MILITARY: Soldiers-Adjt. John Peller, Keith Christophersen, Henry Hastings Sibley
FAMILIES: Matt Klein
OBITS: Thomas Ryan, Norman C. Johnston, F. Raymond Ives, Hannah Hennessey
MARRIAGES: King-Eilen, Peton-Barton, Hill-Millett
MILITARY: Soldiers-August H. Hinrichs, Col. Donaldson, O. T. Hayes
PEOPLE: George Olcott, A. Olson, William O'Connell, J. F. Norrish
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: M. T. Butts
OBITS: Contributed by Robin Line-Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gollon
OBITS: Bridget Hogan
COURT: Charles Hilbert
PEOPLE: Joseph Schields
DIRECTORIES: 1869 Hastings Business Directory
OFFICIALS: Rosters-1878 County Officials
DIRECTORIES: 1878 Gazetteer and Business Directory
WILLS: Inheritance Taxes
NEWS-ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. and Mrs. James Callahan, submitted by K. T.
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